I thought I’d bring to you week three of the MFRW blog challenge. They ask; How much of you is in your writing?
I would be lying to say that there is never any of me in my writing. There will be times when I finish writing a novel and people will tell me that this part or that reminds them of me. Most of the time it is unintentional in which it gets added in. Other times it is part of the fact that I’m still growing as a writer and sometimes I might not do a great job of defining my characters as separate individuals in the way that I wish. It is very, very rarely I purposely add me to a book.
Even if I spend a fair amount of time on self-reflection, I think there is some bias to see ourselves in a way which is maybe more favoring than others. I do try to be honest, though and I look to family and friends around me to see how they react to me. That way I might get a more equal view of myself.
After reading the Mastery of Self novel, though…even that might not be enough to get a better judgment of me as a character. Still, I’d rather just keep creating characters and working on them jumping off the pages with their own lives and personalities instead of purposely including myself in them. That way people can get a wide variety of different things.
Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.